Hoax threatening airport staff alerts Mumbai police

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The Mumbai Police Traffic Control Room on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 28, 2021, received a hoax at around 3 p.m., where the appellant claimed that the lives of a few airport workers were in danger. This alerted the airport authorities and the police, a station whose teams concerned rushed to the airport for investigation.

An operation was carried out by the experts, but nothing was found. It was concluded that this was a hoax, on the basis of which the appellant was booked under IPC 505 and 506 for public mischief and criminal intimidation.

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Sharing more information, an officer from the Andheri-based Sahar Police Station told the Indian Express: “Someone called the Mumbai traffic police control room around 3pm on Tuesday and said said the lives of 16 airport staff were in danger. The appellant did not say whether the threat was on the national or international wing. Thus, the local police, the criminal branch, ATS, the bomb squad, the rapid intervention team (QRT) and the personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) were put into service. They conducted a search operation in all sensitive areas of the airport but found nothing. “

The FIR has been recorded against the appellant and teams are working to locate the person. Confirmation in this regard was given by Chief Police Inspector Dinkar Shilvate of Sahar Police Station.

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A similar incident was reported in August 2021, in which the appellant informed that a bomb had been planted at four locations in Mumbai. This alerted the police and the search operation began, but it then ended as a hoax, on the basis of which two people were arrested. The Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) was informed that the bomb had been placed in the bungalow of actor Amitabh Bachchan and in three train stations in the city.

In addition, a telephone hoax was reportedly received by the United States (United States) Consulate at the Bandra-Kurla (BKC) compound on August 3. had the area around the consulate carefully checked. However, nothing suspicious was found.

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